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The opportunity to earn a living and be self-supporting is a broadly held goal by Americans. Work is a foundation of stability for individuals and can give one’s life meaning and purpose. Unfortunately, the rate and level of employment for people with disabilities is staggeringly low. Labor force participation is 22% for people with disabilities as compared to 69% for people without disabilities.
During an average flu season, the Department of Public Health reports, 36,000 Americans die and more than 200,000 suffer complications that lead to hospital visits. With flu season starting this month, the department offers you tips to keep your family healthy.
In these weeks leading up to the general election, military and overseas voters can receive ballots electronically when they log into My Voter Page.
In an effort both to make the retail market fair for all business owners and to draw more revenue for state programs, the General Assembly passed legislation that requires more online retailers to collect sales taxes starting this month.
As the cool, crisp season of fall settles across the state with its vibrant color collages, it’s hard to reminisce over a summer filled with images of drought across the United States. Pictures of damaged crops and withering fields flashed across our television screens, as many people wondered, “What is a drought?” or “When will it end?”
If you'd like to vote in the November 6 General Election, you'll need to register by today. To register, you must be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of the county you're registering in, and by election day, you must be at least 18 years old. You can register online, fill out and send in a Voter Registration Application, or visit your county voter registration office.